October 2018
Dear FJG Family, 
I am extremely proud to announce our recent portfolio expansion in Florida, Rhode Island, and Virginia.  This month, TFJG welcomed 6 new communities consisting of 20 new team members. 

Trail Creek Apartments - Hampton, VA
Riverview - Colonial Heights, VA
Curtis Arms - Providence, RI
Emerald Palms, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Phoenix - Homestead, FL
Praxis at Deerfield Beach, Deerfield Beach, FL

As we continue to expand organically with our strategic partners, we believe we're one of the top multifamily operators along the East Coast.  The Franklin Johnston Group now manages approximately 15,586 units and 93 properties in 7 states. Our growth is a true reflection of our team's commitment to quality, service, and integrity. 

Thank you for everyone's hard work over the past several weeks ensuring a smooth transition on our recent acquisitions! 


Taylor Franklin 
FJG PromotionsPromotions
Due to their ambition and motivation to "Be The Solution" for The Franklin Johnston Group, the following team members were recently promoted. Please help us congratulate...  

Tracey Gonzales, Community Manager, Luna Pointe

Ngoc Nguyen, Accountant, Corporate

Kevin Neal, Maintenance Tech, Whispering Oaks



Welcome to TFJG Welcome
We are thrilled to welcome our newest communities to the TFJG multi-family portfolio. The recent acquisition added 1,200+ units to the portfolio. The properties are located in Rhode Island, Florida, and Virginia: 

Trail Creek Apartments  located in Hampton, VA is a 300-unit townhome community offering resort-class amenities. Residents unwind in their one-, two-, and three-bedroom townhomes, which offer custom finishes in two- and three-story layouts. Two resort-class swimming pools, car wash station, and state-of-the-art fitness center, luxurious clubhouse, and gated access are just a few of the many amenities Trail Creek offers today's discerning renter. 
Riverview Apartments , an 88-unit affordable community is located in Colonial Heights, VA is conveniently located on Archer Ave and offers a number of nearby experience to indulge in, and located minutes from Fort Lee. This community offers renters with a 2 & 3 bedroom floor plan options with rents averaging $820 +/- per month. Each apartment home features fully-equipped kitchens with dishwasher, washer/dryer hook ups, over-sized closets, wall-to-wall carpeting, and private patios/balconies.
Curtis Arms Apartments,  an 106-unit affordable community is located in Providence, RI. This community offers renters with one and two bedroom floor plan options. Prime community features include 24-hour emergency maintenance, immediate access to public transportation, and local parks and recreation nearby. 
Emerald Palms Apartments in Ft. Lauderdale, FL features the finest in modern amenities. The community consists of 318-units spread across 64, one & two story residential buildings sitting on 27.5 acres of land. Emerald Palms is a family income restricted community providing Dania Beach residents with affordable 1, 2, & 3 bedroom floor plan options without compromising quality living.  
Phoenix Apartments is the address for beautiful apartments
 in Homestead, Fl. Each apartment home features unique details with floor plan options to fit any budget. Newly renovated apartment homes come with energy saving lighting and faux wood flooring that compliment the unique build of the community. With easy access to FL Turnpike and US 1, Phoenix apartments resides in the most convenient of locations. 
Praxis at Deerfield Beach is a senior apartment community for adults 55+. The community features 2 clubhouses, swimming pool and Jacuzzi, picnic area, shuffle board, business center, and laundry facility. All of our apartments are wheel chair accessible and include a private balcony or patio area. Prime community features include 24-hour emergency maintenance, immediate access to public transportation, and shopping and dining outlets are extremely close. 
Culture Committee Visits Richmond, VArichmond
The teams in Richmond, VA had a special visit from the TFJG Culture Committee. The committee is a dynamic group of talented individuals who work together to ensure our unique culture is being embraced by everyone throughout our organization. The Oaks of Dunlop Farms  Community Manager, Sincere Jeffries, said, "I really appreciated the culture committee coming to Richmond. It truly was a breath of fresh air for us. My team and I were ecstatically overjoyed. I can tell you that with you all taking the time out for us and speaking to everyone as well as offering assistance and solutions was so organic and impactful. For us, it strengthened our resolve to our core values and the company in itself.". 

Breast Cancer Awareness Month cancer
TFJG goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The color pink shows up in full force. From the corporate office to onsite team members, together the company integrated pink into their wardrobe to support the cause. As an awareness campaign, it's incredibly successful. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. About 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetimes. Wearing pink helps remind people of the importance of the month of October and to get a mammogram if you have forgotten. More importantly the pink shirt honors those who have successfully beaten the disease, those who are currently battling the disease, and also reminds us of those who have succumbed to the disease. Wearing pink during the month of October is a simple way to let these women know they're not alone. 

The Grand Opening of Hillside Apartment Homes in Gaithersburg, MarylandHillside
Congratulations to MRK Partners on the recent Grand Opening of Hillside Senior Apartments in Gaithersburg, MD. The celebration included a ribbon cutting ceremony sponsored by the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce, tours of the community, and a delicious lunch provided by Mission BBQ. Hillside Senior Apartments provides residents 62+ a resort-style living experience for an affordable rate. The community's interior and exterior spaces offer relaxation and a variety of entertainment opportunities. Also, 24/7/265 support ensures live interaction with one of the community's support team members. 

Be the Solution Winners Solution
Congratulations to the following team members for taking extraordinary measures to  Be the Solution  at their communities: 

GeorgeAnne Keith, Community Manager, Charles Place
GeorgeAnne was nominated by her Senior Community Manager, Jordan Hudson, for representing TFJG's core value "Teamwork" everyday! Jordan wrote: "GeorgeAnne is the perfect example of "Teamwork - Make Something Happen". When I asked GeorgeAnne if she would be able to help me out with the most recent transition at Curtis Arms, she did not hesitate one bit to say "yes". On our first day on site she came in and immediately jumped right in to make sure that all compliance related items were in the process of being completed. On top of handling items at Curtis Arms, she has managed to handle her own property with no issues at all. We are a team here in Rhode Island and GeorgeAnne never forgets or lets anyone forget that. She is always so positive, patient, and always willing to help out with whatever she can, whenever she can. GeorgeAnne thank you for making my job easy and always having everyone's back. You are so appreciated. 
Karen Garland, Housekeeper, Sinclair Commons 
Karen was nominated this week by her Community Manager, Muriel Harden. Muriel wrote: "Karen has been with us at Sinclair Commons since 2015 and she is the best housekeeper. She keeps this building clean and fresh smelling at all times. She also goes above and beyond her normal duties by helping out in the office sometimes. Recently, a prospective resident told Karen: "You must have a twin because there is no way that one person can keep this three story building clean and fresh smelling. I truly appreciate Karen's teamwork!". 

Courtney Schachter, Assistant Community Manager, Spring Water
Courtney was nominated by her Regional Manager, Megan Kovacevich, and Jeff Hibbard, ACM at Meadowood. Megan wrote: "In the last month, she has gone above and beyond to demonstrate two of our core values which are teamwork and character. Not only does she excel in her every day role as an assistant at Spring Water, she has stepped into the manager role while prospective managers were being interviewed for Preston Trails. She never once hesitated to help and make the drive at times even worked at btoh communities in a single day. She has maintained their invoicing, and followed up with vendors, all while maintaining her daily role as an assistant at Spring Water. Her work ethic is impeccable." Jeff wrote: "Courtney is just the latest example of excellent teamwork from the team at Spring Water - the whole crew there has always worked with us to our mutual benefit. Yesterday, Courtney called and emailed me for info on our availability, proactively working to help both her leads and her sister property. At the end of the day, we toured 3 leads that she sent us and leased two on the spot for immediate move-in. Thank you Courtney. You absolutely "Made something happen" and we appreciate you very much. 
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In This Issue
Executive Leaders
Mission Statement
At The Franklin Johnston Group, our innovative team embraces excellence while creating communities that tell a unique story. We develop and manage with uncompromising standards, and value career growth earning us the coveted reputation as a preferred employer. The Franklin Johnston Group is the future of apartment home living.
Watch Us Grow
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TFJG Team Members

Our people make a difference in everything we do and are truly the secret to our success. Join us in welcoming the newest members of The Franklin Johnston Group:
  • Anayensi Sierra
  • Andres Gonzalez
  • Andrew Wilson
  • Angela Lombardi
  • Carlos Espinel
  • Catina Yates
  • Fidel Pousa
  • Gracie Jordan
  • Jose Galdo
  • Joyce Anukwu
  • Juan Melian
  • Lesia Harris
  • Letitia Valentine
  • Liliana Grajales
  • Lorena Gomez
  • Maurice King
  • Oneil Clarke
  • Patricia Johnston
  • Ramon Perez
  • Sasha Gomez
  • Sylvia Harrison-Bell
  • Tamia Grissett
  • Timothy Bounds
  • Tommie Salad
  • Wilky Paul
  • Zulay Fagre
Community Spotlight
The Clairmont at Campostella Station
The Clarimont at Campostella Station in Norfolk, VA features one, two, and three-bedroom apartment homes at an exceptional value. The community provides residents with a variety of amenities including an awe-inspiring clubhouse that embodies a state-of-the-art fitness center, fully-equipped kitchen, and exceptional services provided by a professional management team. 

Welcome to the team, Angie!
TFJG is beyond thrilled to welcome Angie Lombardi as our new VP of Marketing. Angie brings more than 20+ years of advertising, sales, and marketing experience. More importantly, she brings a genuine passion for working with people, a strong sense of service and collaboration, tremendous enthusiasm in everything she does, consistent positivity and a relentless drive to generate collective success. Welcome to the team, Angie! 

Our FISH! Philosophy: "Make Someone's Day"
Stephanie Bertucci, Regional Manager was visiting a property with owners and she took a step too far on the tour route and accidentally fell into the pool! Oops!

Haunted Hallways
The Summer House is hosting "Haunted Hallway" party for their residents. There will be trick-or-treating for the kids as well as adult beverage stations.

End of Summer Pool-Side Yappy Hour 
Banyan Grove enjoyed having residents bring their fur babies to the pool for a doggie swim. Check out these HAPPY dogs at their Yappy Hour Resident Event. 

JT Walk - Fight ALS
Thank you to all who represented TFJG team at the 11th Annual JT Walk & Beach Party. This year was a huge success in raising funds to help fight ALS. Congrats to TFJG for raising more than $150,000+ 

TFJG Core Values: Est. 2013
Around this time in 2013, we developed the foundation of our company; The Core Values. Every day when we come to work, we have the opportunity to bring our vision and values to life. That's what we do every time we help a resident or support a fellow team member. That's where our vision and values need to live - in our every day behaviors.
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The Arbors at Culpeper October Festivities 
The team at Arbors at Culpeper had a "Fa-boo-lous" month planning resident events. Residents have been busy and enjoyed paint nights, a halloween pet costume contest,  balcony decorating contest and painting pumpkins. Way to go team for putting on all of these amazing events!